After the poor comms from @heroku over their recent breach I’m trying out @render to host a Ruby app I’ve run there for years. I’ll be sad to shut down my account, but I’d rather use a platform that’s not been left to wither. twitter.com…
First gig: Silver Sun.
Last gig: Arab Strap.
Best gig: Gene.
Seen most: Shed Seven.
Most surprising: Chas & Dave.
Next concert: Martin Rossiter.
Wish I could have seen: Nick Drake. twitter.com…
This three-part podcast from @devleadership_ on engineering leadership roles is well worth queueing up. Plenty of takeaways from Jason Warner (@jasoncwarner) and Eiso Kant (@eisokant). podcasts.apple.com…
Tomorrow I’m assembling my team for the first time together in real life for workshops and /collaboration/ in a conference room. I had to dig around to find my Sharpies, Post-Its, exercise print-outs and an HDMI adapter. It’s been a while!
Nice try, Apple… sending a kill command to brick my iPhone in the early hours of this morning on the day the shiny, new 13 is released. Sneaky. The display flickered forlornly before it finally gave up. Thankfully my mobile insurance covers a replacement 😥
I upgraded to iOS 15 and so far so good:
Forcing myself to use Safari’s bottom address bar.
New 1Password extension is a big time-saver.
I tried iCloud+'s custom email domain support and it works perfectly, including on Big Sur.
Just waiting for Monterey.
I’m impressed with how easy it’s been setting up #homebridge on my RaspberryPi to control my non-HomeKit devices. I’m slowly moving across from Alexa using plugins for a Dyson fan, Nest Cams, Tapo switches and a Govee light strip. 👌
“Get a safe, minimized version of your production database on your laptop in minutes” – www.snaplet.dev…
This is a real developer problem that I’ve seen happen many times over, so I’m excited to see how Snaplet progresses.
Experience: “I’ve had the same supper for 10 years”
I have two pieces of fish, an onion, an egg, baked beans and biscuits. Being a farmer means every day is the same.
There’s something beautiful in the simplicity of Wilf’s life. It’s easy to envy his contentment.
I’ve recently switched to Mimestream for email on my Macs. It’s the slickest macOS Gmail experience I’ve found. It’s unapologetically tied to Gmail (including optional keyboard shortcuts) so you’re not battling with IMAP. It’s currently free but I’ll happily pay for the 1.0.
Matt was kind enough to spend a couple of hours with me this afternoon over video, quickly understanding our pain points and giving me plenty of ideas and insights. If you’re looking for someone to advise on product, technology or design you should definitely get in touch. twitter.com…